Tuesday, May 08, 2007
¿Para donde vas?
At Jazz Fest on Sunday, the other Clios and I traipsed over to catch the Iguanas on the Fais Do Do Stage. We've been fans since we were both at the Univ. of Virginia in the early 90s, when New Orleans's "Best New Band" (according to New Orleans magazine at the time) came to Charlottesville and provided a welcomed piece of home by playing at a club there.
On Sunday, we were surprised not to see the estimable Derek Huston on stage playing strong and smooth on the saxophone. Instead, there was another guy who (nothing against the guy) just didn't have the magic that Mr. Huston has in concert.
A reliable source we both know who was in the crowd told us that Derek has been unceremoniously canned after 17 years in the band. We are very disappointed. The Iguanas just got less appealing.